Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Clearance
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 - 17
Rank change year-on-year - +17 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 10 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.60% - 7.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.16% - 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £390 - £300
UK median daily rate £428 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £17.77
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £32.66 £30.90
% change year-on-year -2.77% +5.68% +54.50%

Security Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 76 93 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.18% 31.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 17
Northern Ireland median daily rate £423 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.88% +11.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £264 £200 £163
90th Percentile £650 £420 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.75% -9.39%
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
% change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

Security Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 10 £390 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) IIS
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Remedy
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (30.00%) BMC
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Big Data
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) MySQL
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) Sqoop
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) MapReduce
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Proactive Management
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Flume
1 1 (10.00%) HDFS
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) BMC
1 3 (30.00%) Remedy
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) BT
3 1 (10.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Nokia
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Sybase